I had a dream that conan o brien and george w bush devised a 9-step shampoo system as a reaction to the 9/11 terrorist attacks
My body has suddenly developed the capacity to pronounce the French “r” and it is thrilling as all hell
Why is it that words like these seem to me so dull and cold? Is it because there is no word tender enough to be your name?James Joyce, The Dead (1914)
*straight white guy voice* how is that offensive?
“In the case of massacres in particular, lifeless bodies are quickly reduced to the status of simple skeletons. Their morphology henceforth inscribes them in the register of undifferentiated generality: simple relics of an unburied pain, empty, meaningless corporealities, strange deposits plunged into cruel stupor. In the case of the Rwandan genocide—in which a number of skeletons were at least preserved in a visible state, if not exhumed—what is striking is the tension between the petrification of the bones and their strange coolness on one hand, and on the other, their stubborn will to mean, to signify something…”
— Achille Mbembe, “Necropolitics,” trans. by Libby Meintjes (2003)
Is anything lovelier?